VM remnant on host desktop when screen saver quits

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by allank, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. allank

    allank Bit Poster

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    Catalina host, Mojave VM. Whenever the host screen saver quits, I get a grey stripe on the right side of the screen - see picture (fuzzy to reduce file size). Why does this happen? Clicking any icon on the grey stripe dismisses it.

    I thought that, with coherence, the VM desktop icons would appear on the host desktop, but that doesn't happen. I have to open a VM Finder window and navigate to the desktop to see them. Is this a setting somewhere?

    Any help appreciated.
    Cheers!
     

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  2. allank

    allank Bit Poster

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    Forgot to mention that the icons in the grey stripe are the VM desktop icons.
     
  3. PeterJ18

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    To solve your problem, go to power settings in windows (right click desktop > personalise > screen saver > power management) and change when your computer goes to sleep. that is all is happening, the default settings for windows 7 is to sleep after 30 mins. This is being sent to the host via vmware tools, which is why disabling the service worked. but that is a real bodge, just change it to 'never' sleep/always on.
     
  4. allank

    allank Bit Poster

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    Thanks, Peterj18, but you didn't pay attention: the VM is MacOS Mojave, not Windows. And it's already set to never sleep.
     
  5. allank

    allank Bit Poster

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    Looks like that grey bar with the Mojave VM icons shows up whenever there is a notification on Mojave, and disappears when the notification is closed.
     
  6. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hello, could you please reproduce the issue, collect the tech report right after that and post the report's ID here?
     

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